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Poster: Old_NJ_Head_Zimmer Date: Jan 23, 2009 1:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bob Weir ! Your a Shining Star Dude

Jerry wrote the Chinacat Riff and Bob picked it up and played it as his part. Just as Phil readily admits that Jerry came up with all the important liks and chops as needed.

Imagine Playin' without Jerry taking them out to the edge.

Jerry would have been great without Bob.

Can you seriously say it the other way around? Who would have given him years of tutaledge and playing time to hone his skills? He bacame a good player after the years piled up, but how many people really get that opportunity?

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Jan 23, 2009 2:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bob Weir ! Your a Shining Star Dude

old NJ, like I'm denying that Jerry was the most important part of the band. It's pretty obvious.

That said, I think Bob is a substantial part of the band's unique sound. Period. We can disagree on this one but you really think that Jerry spelled out every F'n thing Weir played in advance? I don't buy it. Do you have any demo's to prove it? Or are you saying that every bit of improv was rehearsed before hand too?

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Poster: lvitall Date: Jan 23, 2009 2:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bob Weir ! Your a Shining Star Dude

While there were certainly some perceived problems with Bobby's playing early on in the bands history the Mickey and the Heartbeats shows at the Matrix show that the Dead just don't sound like the Dead without Bobby's eccentric rhythm guitar playing.